San Diego Zoo “Africa Rocks” Montage

Gentleman Scholar

Process and production details on the Gentleman Scholar project page.

From the creator:

Complete Project Credits, Africa Rocks Campaign

Spot Names: "Africa Rocks" :30, "Acacia Woodlands" :15, "Cape Fynbos" :15, "Ethiopian Highlands" :15, "Kopje" :15, "Madagascar Forest" :15, "West African Forest" 15
Main Tools: Autodesk Maya for modeling and animation; The Foundry's Nuke for compositing; Adobe's Flash and Photoshop for cel animation; After Effects for animation and conform.
Campaign on Vimeo:
Behind the Scenes:

Client: San Diego Zoo
Chief Marketing Officer: Ted Molter
Marketing Director, Communications & Interpretation: Debra Erickson
Associate Director, Communications: Mike Warburton
Associate Director, Design: Damien Lasater

Agency: M&C Saatchi LA
Executive Creative Director: Maria Smith
Associate Creative Director/AD: Ron Tapia
Associate Creative Director/CW: Ben Lay
CW/AD: Stephen Reidmiller
Director of Content Production: Dennis Di Salvo
Group Account Director: Mike Wilton
Account Director: Makeia Carrier

Production Company: Gentleman Scholar
Directors: William Campbell and Will Johnson
Executive Producer: Jo Arghiris
Head of Production: Rachel Kaminek
Art Director: Michael Tavarez
Producer: Nikki Maniolas
Designers: Hana Eunjin Yean, JP Rooney, Macauley Johnson, Andy Lyon, Brandon Smith, Cam Floyd, Hanna No, James Levy, Kelly Jung, Paul Kim
2D Animators: Chris Finn, Macauley Johnson, Andy Lyon, Danni Fisher-Shin, Henry Pak, Jeffrey “Jip” Jeong, Yoogin Seol
AE Compositor: Ramzee Hogan
Cel Animators: Abigail Magno, Andy Lyon, Laura Yilmaz, Sean Buckelew
3D Animators: Jamie Sawyer, Sarah Wolfe
3D Generalists: Chris Finn, Tim Hayward, Jacques Clement, Jessica Ramirez, Mike Cahill
3D Rigger: Tim Hayward
Nuke Compositor: Chris Brown, Matt Lavoy

Mix Company: Margarita Mix
Mixer: Paul Hurtubise

Music Company: Yessian
Creative Director: Andy Grush
Executive Producer: David Gold
Senior Producer: Katie Overcash
Composers: Jimmy Haun, Andy Grush